First Lady Melania Trump Follows Pat Nixon, Hillary Clinton and Laura Bush in Her Historic Visit to Combat Zone

First Lady Melania Trump already has set a number of records as First Lady.

Melania Trump is:

  • First First Lady not to have been born a citizen of the United States or in what would later become the United States. (Though Louisa Adams was born outside of the United States, she was the daughter of an American father – Joshua Johnson, the American Consul in London – and American citizenship was therefore her birthright.)[38][39] She naturalized in 2006.[40][41][42]
  • First First Lady to be born in Slovenia.
  • First First Lady to be fluent in five languages.[22] Besides Slovene, which is her native language, she speaks EnglishGermanFrench and Italian.[43]
  • First First Lady to be a non-native speaker of English.[22]

Melania Trump is also the first First Lady to have a successful career as a fashion model.

And on Wednesday Melania Trump became one of the first First Ladies to enter a combat zone.

Pat Nixon was the first First Lady to enter a combat zone.
Nixon went to Vietnam in 1969.

Hillary Clinton went to visit US troops in Bosnia and Herzegovina in March 1996.
Hillary famously said she came under fire as she got off her plane — She wasn’t. It was a lie.

First Lady of the United States, Hillary Clinton and her daughter, Chelsea visit U.S. troops at Tuzla Air Base, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 25th March 1996. (Photo by Jill M. Dougherty/Getty Images)

This picture shows Pat Nixon landing at the presidential palace in
Saigon. Guy in middle is Colonel Gene Boyer, her pilot, who is
pulling her out of the way of the tail rotar blade on july 31, 1969.
boyer describes vietnam at the time as definitely a war zone.

First Lady Laura Bush entered the combat zone in Afghanistan.


Dedication of US Embassy Building. United States Embassy.

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